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Fidelity Viewpoints ®

Three reasons why stocks are sideways

Why stocks are sideways

Our expert Jurrien Timmer believes that markets may take a rest for a couple of months.

  • By Jurrien Timmer, Director of Global Macro for Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo),
  • Fidelity Viewpoints
  • 2014-04-11T09:53:50

Where to find growth

Five pros agree that earnings growth is key—and scarce. Here's where to look.

Estate plan pitfalls

Why choosing the right accounts and forms of ownership is key. How to get them right.

Three growth trends

Active lifestyle brands, health, and mobile may provide opportunities to find fast growth.

Market and Economic Insights

Bonds shine

Despite the consensus, bonds performed well in Q1. Here’s what to keep an eye on.

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Q2 2014 key takeaways

The backdrop is supportive of stocks; issues in Japan and China may mean volatility.

Investing Ideas

What to do with cash

To find income potential, you may have to confront risk.

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Is growth cheap?

Portfolio manager John Avery says you don’t have to pay up for growth in today’s market.


Create future income

How deferred income annuities can help fill a gap in your retirement income.

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Handling an old 401(k)

Weigh the pros and cons of your options before you make any moves.

Personal Finance

Protect what's yours

Why it's important to keep your key documents and beneficiaries up to date.

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Six reasons for a trust

What's your legacy? How trusts can help you control your assets and build a legacy.

Active Trader

Sector strategy

You may want to rotate into utilities now. Or raise cash to buy tech/industrials later.

See all Active Trader articles

Stock chart ideas

Technical screens revealing opportunities in social media, biopharma, and more.

Mutual fund performance (PDF)

Returns for Fidelity funds and 529 college savings plans.
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